It's Time for Some Spring Cleaning With the Spring Cleanup Challenge

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Real Estate Agent with Cedaredge Land Company
http://actvra.in/4ZXs

When I first started blogging, I didn't have any idea what I was doing. I sat down and wrote about local events and played around with doing market reports and sharing market information. Over the years I've learned a lot about blogging, and I would like to think my blog posts have gotten better and have more relevant content for the consumer. 

It's Time for Some Spring Cleaning With the Spring Cleanup ChallengeTime has gone by and those older blog posts are out there on the internet and can be found by the public wanting more information. I really want to make a good impression, and I have gone back and cleaned up some of those older posts. This is still a work in progress for me. 

For example....at first I was using a smaller font size. Now I use a 14 pt font. I really like using the larger font size. It has more appeal for me. Since I started blogging I've also learned how to link to other information. I've also learned how to better place my pictures. 

When the weather starts warming up and spring is coming, I get the urge to do spring cleaning. Cleaning up some older posts is on my list of things to do. 

For this month's challenge I'm going to ask everyone to go back and cleanup 10 of their older blog posts. If you are a new member the challenge is for you to write 16 blog posts this month.

Here are some of the things you might want to consider changing:

  • Check your font size. Is it too small or too large?
  • Check for grammar and spelling errors. 
  • Change up your title to make it more search engine friendly.
  • Check to make sure your links work correctly. Do they go where they are suppose to go?
  • Is some of the information out of date? If so update it.
  • How do your pictures look? Could there be better placement? Can you give the post a new look by replacing or adding a picture or two?

Don't limit the changes to the suggestions I've made. These are only a guideline. Do what you think is needed to make the post look, and read, better and therefore make you look better. 

It's Time for Some Spring Cleaning With the Spring Cleanup ChallengeFor the new members here are some topics for you to consider writing about:

  • Local events.
  • Local information.
  • Neighborhood information and real estate market information.
  • Blog about your listings.
  • Brag about your sales.

This challenge is on the honor system. For those members that are cleaning up some older posts...write a post about what you did and what changes you made. It's okay to make it a member's only post, but please do share with us what you did with your older posts. Please try to make the post at least 200 words. When you are finished with the post, put a link in the comment section below. Make sure the link is click able and opens in a new window

If you are a newer member and writing your 16 blog posts, then let me know when you are done by leaving a link to your last post in the comment section below. Make sure the link is click able and opens in a new window.

So get going and start cleaning up those old post, and for the newer members get writing. Have fun and happy spring. 

The reward is 2,000 points to be awarded in April. This challenge starts on March 1st and ends at the end of the day on March 31st. 

 

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  2. Roy Kelley 03/03/2017 02:00 AM
  3. Inbound Real Estate Marketing 03/29/2017 03:00 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
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OK Debbie, I finally made it.  I would like to say I'm all squeaky clean but as with most spring cleaning projects, there's more to do.

My Spring Cleanup

Mar 28, 2017 03:30 PM #194
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Richard and Beth Witt
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Spring Cleaning??? I need a Spring, Summer, Winter & Fall Cleaning

Thanks so much for this contest Debbie... I believe it will be very beneficial to all who participated... Happy day

Mar 29, 2017 12:24 PM #195
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
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Hi Debbie, Here is my clean up post. Thanks for the challenge and motivating us.

Mar 29, 2017 12:40 PM #196
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Martha Brown
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Hi Debbie- Thank you for the fun challenge. Here is my post on Spring Cleaning.

Mar 29, 2017 08:11 PM #197
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Alexander- Slocum
Adamas Realty - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
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Hi Debbie - like you, when we first started blogging on AR we "Just Did It" and had little idea of what a good title should look like; and what content would appeal to our Target audience.  Thus, this challenge was a real eye-opener to go back in time almost ten years and do some Spring Cleaning.  Of course, I (John) got to do the work! 

Here's our post/submission: Cleaning , Maintenance & Tune-up - A Blogger's Spring Cleaning Chores

Many thanks!  John and Kat

Mar 30, 2017 09:46 AM #198
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
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Hi Debbie,

I have a feeling I will do this exercise twice a year at least. Here is my entry:

Spring Cleaning 2017

Mar 30, 2017 09:59 PM #199
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Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
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Some of those early posts are pretty distressed, but with a few tender touches and not a complete white wash, they can have renewed value

Spring Cleaning Can Morph into Major Renovations

Mar 31, 2017 05:16 AM #200
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
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Hi Debbie - Well, I procrastinated on this one as long as I possibly could, but now the process has begun. Who knows when or if it will vere end. But seriously, thanks for the push - I needed to do this. Here's my entry:

Cleaning the Augean Stables

Mar 31, 2017 08:36 AM #201
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
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Debbie Laity Leave it up to me to ride in the caboose. Here you go:

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5040797/spring-cleaning-and-none-too-soon-

Mar 31, 2017 12:04 PM #202
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
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Hi Debbie,
Here is my Spring Clean-up post.  Thanks for hosting.  

Mar 31, 2017 12:21 PM #203
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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
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Hi Debbie, I hope all is good with you folks. Here is my  post for your challenge

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5040873/spring-cleaning-of-blog-posts-in-katy-tx?show_share=1

Thank you for putting together this challenge. 

Mar 31, 2017 02:15 PM #204
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Specializing in Residential, Referrals & Relocation | PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
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Thank you so much for the challenge Debbie! Here is my post: Cleaned your crevices lately?

Mar 31, 2017 02:30 PM #205
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Melissa Jackson
United Country Real Estate FW - Fort Worth, TX
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This was a great challenge. Thanks Debbie! Here's a link to my entry

Mar 31, 2017 08:42 PM #206
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I owe you Debbie Laity I had no idea how much i need to clean up my act/blog

Thank you!

lets-clean-this-up--spring-rain-cleaning-challenge

Mar 31, 2017 09:27 PM #207
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
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Well, it is a lot more than just CLEANUP! Thanks for the challenge, Debbie Laity.

Here's my cleanup -

Lot more than just CLEANUP!

Mar 31, 2017 09:49 PM #208
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
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Great idea Debbie, a bit of cleaning is always a good idea.

here is my entry.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/5041013/spring-cleaning-in-active-rain-land

Mar 31, 2017 10:32 PM #209
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
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Hi Debbie, Thanks for selecting such a good challenge and encouraging the community to jump in a do some clean up.

Apr 01, 2017 05:36 PM #210
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Praful Thakkar
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Thanks Debbie Laity - indeed a challenge that must have helped many to get the links right!

Apr 01, 2017 10:22 PM #211
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Ed Silva
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In reading both comments on my post and those offered here , this as a challenge that will go on for a while, months at least

Apr 02, 2017 06:36 AM #212
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
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Absolutely a fabulous idea. I can't remember what I wrote then. This will be a can of worms, but worthwhile. As you say, they are still out there gathering readers so it should be updated.

Apr 04, 2017 10:49 AM #213
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